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Continuous expert support in digitising the electoral process and the piloting of e-voting

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova 31 March 2022
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Continuous expert support in digitising the electoral process and the piloting of e-voting

The Inter-institutional Working Group (IWG) within the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova has met on 31 March2022 to discuss the draft concept of the regulatory proposal for the electoral legislation concerning Internet voting as an alternative voting method in the country.

Pursuant to the request of the IWG, the Council of Europe experts provided a number of comments on the draft concept aiming at amending electoral legislation of the Republic of Moldova. This meant to bring the draft concept in line with the Council of Europe standards and good practices on e-voting, in particular with the Recommendation(2017)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on standards for e-voting, and with the newly adopted Guidelines CM(2022)10 of the Committee of Ministers on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in electoral processes.

Lastly, the Council of Europe experts underlined the necessity for clear regulation and delimitation between provisions on organising of elections at the polling stations, as well as the importance of organising, securing, counting and observing procedures for voting through the Internet.

This activity is funded and implemented by the Council of Europe Project Improving Electoral Practice in the Republic of Moldova, Phase II.

Press release (available only in Ro)